Kushi (2001 film)
Theatrical Poster of Kushi
|Directed by||S.J. Suryah|
|Produced by||A.M. Ratnam|
|Written by||S.J. Suryah|
|Music by||Mani Sharma|
|Cinematography||P. C. Sriram|
|Editing by||B. Lenin
V. T. Vijayan
|Distributed by||Sri Surya Films|
|Release dates||27 April 2001|
|Budget||5 crore (US$770,000)|
|Box office||28 crore (US$4.3 million)|
Kushi (English: Happiness) is a Telugu film which released on 27 April 2001 and was directed by S.J. Suryah. Pawan Kalyan, Bhoomika Chawla and Sivaji paired up for the first time in this film. The movie broke all the records of a previous film and is one of the most successful film of Pawan Kalyan. During the shooting of Badri, Producer A. M. Rathnam signed him for a simultaneous production of his movie(Vijay has acted in the Tamil version Kushi the same name).
The film opens when Madhumati or "Madhu" (Bhoomika Chawla) and Siddartha Roy or "Siddhu" (Pawan Kalyan) are born. Madhu's family is based in Konaseema in Andhra Pradesh and Sidhu's family is from Kolkota (he has a Telugu father and Bengali mother). As babies, Madhu and Siddhu meet in a shopping complex.
Madhu and her father love each other dearly. Madhu's father wants her to marry so that the son-in-law can stay with them and his daughter will not leave her. However, her groom elopes with his girlfriend, apologizing to Madhu that he did not want to ruin another girl's life.
Siddhu receives a visa for higher studies in Canada and he takes off. In the drive to the airport, he has in a car accident. Incidentally, he receives Madhu's blood. Madhu's convinces her father to go for higher studies and not be bothered with marriage. Sidhu cannot make it to Canada and joins the same college as Madhu. Incidentally, they meet in a temple. They become good friends, while also helping Madhu's friend, Shanti, and Siddu's friend, Babu (Sivaji), who are in love. Shanti's father is a big goon, and Madhu and Siddhu ensure that Shanti and Babu do not reveal their love to Shanti's father and get into any trouble. One day while Madhu is studying for exams, Siddhu happens to come. Madhu's sari moves in the breeze, revealing her navel. Siddhu ogles it. Madhu accuses Siddhu of ogling, and Siddhu denies it. An argument breaks out leading to them accusing each other of hiding their feelings for the other. They end their friendship.
After the summer holidays, Shanti's dad finds out about Babu. Madhu and Siddhu meet again for the sake of their friend's love. In the course of getting Babu and Shanti together, they realize they love each other. The movie ends happily, with the duo married and happily squabbling.
|Eno Onthara (2011)
|Vijay||Pawan Kalyan||Fardeen Khan||Golden Star Ganesh|
|Jyothika||Bhumika Chawla||Kareena Kapoor||Priyamani|
Box office performance
The film had a 50 days run in 101 centres, 100 days run in 79 centres and a 175-day run in five centres. It also set a record for highest grossing film in the Nizam State of Andhra Pradesh where it earned 270 million in only 100 days.
Manisharma composed the soundtrack of the film.The audio was released in Hyderabad and became an instant hit.The audio was released in CD's for the time in Telugu along with cassettes by Aditya Music.A classic song called "Aaduvari Maatalaku" penned by Pingali from the movie Missama was remixed by Manisharma.It was sung by Murali.All the songs became chart-busters especially Ammaye Sannaga song penned by Chandra Bose and sung by Udit Narayan and Kavita Krishnamurthy.Other lyricists are A.M. Ratnam, Abbas Tyrewala, Chandra Bose, Pingali and Suddala Ashok Teja.
|Soundtrack album by Manisharma|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|1.||"Ye Mera Jaha"||Abbas Tyrewala||KK||05:12|
|2.||"Ammaye Sannaga"||Chandrabose||Udit Narayan & Kavita Krishnamurthy||04:51|
|3.||"Cheliya Cheliya"||A.M. Ratnam||Harini & Srinivas||05:40|
|4.||"Premante"||A.M. Ratnam||Kalpana & Devan||06:13|
|5.||"Aaduvari Matalaku"||Pingali||Khushi Murali||03:00|
|6.||"Holi Holi"||Suddala Ashok Teja||Mano & Swarnalatha||05:11|